Coming off a solid performance in the season opener against Switzerland County, the Oldenburg Academy boys basketball team had to be looking forward to a trip to South Decatur.
Unfortunately, it did not go as hoped for coach Gary Moorman and crew.
The Twisters were defeated 53-23 by the host Cougars.
Oldenburg had an off night shooting and South took advantage. The Twisters were 7-of-27 from two-point range and only 1-of-19 from beyond the three-point arc.
A lone field goal by Ted Geis was all the Twisters managed over the first eight minutes as the Cougars jumped out to a 14 point lead.
It did not get much better in the second quarter as the SD lead grew to 30-6 by halftime.
The offensive output improved in the second half, but the deficit was too great to overcome.
Josh Stenger scored a team-high five points, while Matty Hurm and Peter Lamping each had four. Geis grabbed a team high seven rebounds.
Oldenburg Academy (23) - Bischoff 0-0-0-0-0; Schuman 0-1-0-0-3; Hurm 1-0-2-2-4; Drew 1-0-0-0-2; Wilger 1-0-1-1-3; Reynolds 0-0-0-0-0; Geis 1-0-0-0-2; Stenger 2-0-1-2-5; Smith 0-0-0-0-0; Kline 0-0-0-0-0; Lamping 1-0-2-2-4; Totals 7-1-6-7-23.
South Decatur (53) - Agnew 1-0-2-2-4; Campos 0-0-0-0-0; Hatton 0-1-0-0-3; Johannigman 0-0-2-4-2; Balser 8-1-8-9-27; Lewellyn 0-0-0-0-0; Kopplin 1-1-0-0-5; Wullenweber 0-0-1-2-1; Miller 3-0-0-0-6; Tichenor 2-0-1-1-5; Totals 15-3-14-18-53.